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Oct 20, 2012 8:35pm EDT
meetings that year. it took place at the university of california in los angeles and lasts about an hour and a half. >> the colleagues on the panel ann compton of abc news. margaret warner of news week magazine, and andrea mitchell of nbc news. the candidates are, vice president george bush, the republican nominee and governor michael dukakis, the democratic nominee. [applause] for the next 90 minutes we'll be questioning the candidates designed by representatives of the two campaigns. however, there are no restrictions on the questions that my colleagues and i can ask this evening and the candidates have no prior knowledge of our questions. by agreement between the candidates, the first question goes to governor dukakis. you have two minutes to respond. governor if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer? >> no, i don't, bernard. and i think you know i opposed the death penalty. i don't see any evidence that it's a deterrent and i think there are better an more effective ways to deal with violent crimes. we've done so in my
Oct 21, 2012 2:50am EDT
the state of california, who is a former prosecutor, a republican named earl warren? because i think chief justice earl warren was an outstanding chief justice, and i think most americans do too. >> ann compton has a question for you, governor dukakis. >> governor, millions of americans are entitled to some of the protections and benefits that the federal government provides, including social security, pensions, medicare for the elderly, medicaid for the poor. but in fact, there are so many millions of americans who are eligible the government just can't continue to pay for all of those programs as they're currently constituted. a blue ribbon panel shortly after the election is likely to recommend that you go where the money is when you make budget cuts, and that means entitlements. before the election would you commit yourself to any of those hard choices, such as which one of those entitlements have to be redrawn? >> andrea, why do people who want balanced budgets or to bring the deficit down always go to those programs which tend to benefit people of very modest means? now,
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